Sunday, February 25, 2007

Self-Portrait Sunday

Haven't done this in a while and thought I'd keep it real today.

Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Project Spectrum Monday...erm, Wednesday

From the local children's museum (the Discovery Center at Murfree Springs, for you Nashville-area folks).

Sunday, February 11, 2007


Today, a silly face.

Monday, February 05, 2007

Project Spectrum Monday

What I saw today...if you missed last week's post about Project Spectrum, click on the button over in the sidebar.

Saturday, February 03, 2007


Finally, the Fawkes socks are finished. Only took a year. Not for any issues with the pattern or yarn - just got sidetracked with other things after knitting the first sock.

Yarn: Two Waters Fiberworks, color: Bombay (I think)
Pattern: River Rapids by Sockbug
Needles: US sz 2

The pattern is written for two circular needles, which is how I knit the first sock. I intended to do the second sock in the same manner, but accidentally discovered that you indeed can do Magic Loop with shorter needles. The ones I had used for the first sock are labeled as 29" needles, but actually measure almost 31". I've done Magic Loop on 32" needles, but in some ways I liked having an even shorter cable. Something to keep in mind.

I like these socks very much, but do wish you could see the River Rapids pattern a bit better. Chalk it up to novice sock knitter error - these were either my first or second "real" socks! (well, the first sock, anyway)

Friday, February 02, 2007

A Bloggers (Silent) Poetry Reading

In honor of this, I give you the following:

by Langston Hughes

Hold fast to dreams
For if dreams die
Life is a broken-winged bird
That cannot fly.

Hold fast to dreams
For when dreams go
Life is a barren field
Frozen with snow.

Thursday, February 01, 2007

Project Spectrum

You may have noticed the Project Spectrum button in my sidebar. Today marks the beginning of round 2. I did not participate in the first round, but enjoyed seeing the pictures that others were posting and decided to sign up this time. Many people will be using the assigned colors in their crafting, but I will probably focus more on photos. If what I am crafting happens to fall into the right color category, all the better - but I don't plan to go out of my way to craft things in specific colors just for the sake of following the assignment. Besides, there really aren't any rules anyway.

That being said, the first color assignment is blue/white/gray. Go crazy. These were a few things I encountered in my day today.